Internal Ballot Candidate Statements 2024

Statements of members who wish to stand in the election for this years Internal Ballots.

For clarity, being listed below is NOT a requirement of being nominated and your CLP is free to nominated anyone who meets the eligibility criteria.

Statements must be received by the Party by the deadline of 12 noon, Friday 22 March 2024 to be published on the site. Any statements received after this will not be published.

This page will be updated periodically.


National Exectutive Committee

Luke Akehurst

Membership Number

A113881

Candidate Statement

I was elected to the NEC in 2020 and 2022 having previously served 2010-2012. I voted for Keir Starmer in the leadership election and I have been working on the NEC to make his leadership a success; to reunite and rebuild a divided and demoralised Labour Party after four consecutive General Election defeats; and to get Labour into fighting shape for the General Election.

A Labour activist for 36 years, I am passionate about tackling poverty and inequality. As a parent and disabled cancer survivor I will fight to defend our NHS and schools from Tory cuts.

Support the closest possible links with Europe. Want zero tolerance of antisemitism, Islamophobia and racism. Strong record of fairness and defending democracy in taking decisions, openness and accountability in reporting back to members.

Extensive campaigning experience: Borough Campaign Manager in four Hackney elections increasing Labour seats from 29 to 50; parliamentary candidate Aldershot and Castle Point; full-time Organiser in Camden.

Councillor 2002-2014, trade unionist (Unite) 31 years. Member of Co-op Party and Fabians.

With over three decades experience of campaigning, on the NEC my absolute focus is on Labour winning elections.

Please also nominate: Baxter, Davies, Duale, Josan, Prashar, Thomas, and Wimbury.


Jess Barnard

Membership Number

L1204334

Candidate Statement

I joined Labour at age 17 because I saw the damage a Tory government was inflicting on working class communities like mine and the desperate need for a socialist alternative. That’s why I’ve always worked tirelessly to tackle injustice, poverty and discrimination, whether as a Workplace Rep, Councillor, Parliamentary Candidate or Youth Worker.

We need a Labour government which tackles inequality head on, with a bold manifesto committed to funding and renationalising public services, addressing the housing emergency, delivering climate justice and putting human rights at the heart of international policy.

My record:
– A trade unionist and striking worker, supporting a new deal for working people and reversing Tory anti-union legislation.
– Supporting member democracy and transparency, opposed selection stitch-ups and equalities conference shutdowns on the NEC and NPF.
– Providing regular in person and digital report backs, always accountable to our membership.
– An outspoken voice for justice, transformative policies and calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.
– Standing for LGBTQ+ rights, disability justice and challenging the party to implement the Forde report, to tackle all forms of racism without delay.

I’m proud to be supported by the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance and Momentum. Please Also support G.Bolton, Y.Dar and M.Rahman.


Ann Black

Membership Number

A353890

Candidate Statement

I’m asking you to nominate me for a further two years on the NEC as a principled, independent and accountable voice for members. I served from 2000 to 2018 and from 2020, and after ten years in government and twelve in opposition I know that government is always better. The first priority is the general election, and those who put faction before country will not be forgiven by those who most need Labour to succeed. The leader has chosen his team and his strategy, and any differences must be settled privately. Unity is paramount.

If we win, Labour will have to rebuild after 14 years of austerity and chaos, against the grim background of war in Ukraine and the Middle East. I support the national policy forum’s ambitious programme, including employment rights, building homes and protecting tenants, reducing child poverty, saving the NHS and tackling climate change.

I have consistently argued for fairer allocation of membership subscriptions, improved IT systems, better communication with volunteers, an empowering women’s organisation and integrity in selections, complaints and disciplinary processes, and will return to these after the election.

Please check my record at www.annblack.co.uk, mail me at [email protected], and trust me with your vote.


Gemma Bolton

Membership Number

L1405940

Candidate Statement

I’m standing for a third term on Labour’s NEC because I believe that we need a transformational Labour government and democratic party where members are respected and valued at every level.

At the general election, Labour must propose transformative, bold and popular policies that stand in opposition to the Tories. We must oppose austerity during an unprecedented cost of living crisis; repeal Tory anti-trade union legislation; support public ownership; campaign for a radical Green Prosperity Plan; fight rising poverty and racism and adopt a peace-oriented, independent foreign policy – which includes calling for an immediate, permanent ceasefire in Gaza.

During over five years on the NEC, I’ve seen that we’re strongest as a party when members feel empowered and engaged. That’s why local parties should always select their parliamentary candidate.

In addition to serving two terms on Labour’s NEC, I’ve also been a parliamentary candidate; served on the Women’s Conference Arrangements Committee; as CLP Equalities and Youth Officer; as Co-Chair of the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD) and on the South East Regional Executive Committee since aged 18.

I’m proudly endorsed by the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance, including Momentum and CLPD. Please also vote: Jess Barnard, Yasmine Dar and Mish Rahman.


Yasmine Dar

Membership Number

L1173052

Candidate Statement

I’m standing for re-election to the NEC, to continue as a strong voice advocating for members, the lifeblood of our Party.

Throughout my tenure, I’ve championed transformative economic policies and a foreign policy rooted in internationalism, seeking peace, justice, and human rights.

I actively promote Party democracy, including dynamic, inclusive equalities structures, implementation of the Forde report and a strong trade union link. I’ve tirelessly advocated for transparent and fair disciplinary processes founded on natural justice.

Empowering members is a focal point of my efforts, including advocating for their right to select preferred candidates. As a BAME woman, social worker, anti-racist activist, and Councillor, my experiences fuel my determination to fight for a Labour government that transforms society. A crucial general election is on the horizon, and victory is imperative.

In the face of escalating living costs, heightened inequalities, and the ongoing impacts of Covid, our campaign against this government must intensify. I endorse vital campaigns to defend our NHS, for urgent action on climate change. I maintain a strong commitment to anti-war and anti-racist activism.

Please also nominate Jess Barnard, Gemma Bolton and Mish Rahman. Together, we can build a more just and equitable future for our nation.


Angie Davies

Membership Number

L1191960

Candidate Statement

I believe passionately in our party values – equality, community, tolerance, solidarity and a socially just society. I want to continue putting my Labour values into action and serve people in our communities as well as our party.
For the last 30 years, I am proud to have worked in the substance misuse and mental health field in our precious NHS. I am passionate about tackling inequality in all its forms.
As a councillor on Wirral Borough Council and as Deputy Leader of the Labour Group, I understand the challenges our communities and public services face. I really enjoy being a community champion, avid campaigner and activist, and have the experience, energy, knowledge and skills that are required to serve on the National Executive Committee.
I am on the North West Regional Executive Committee, as well as CLP Treasurer, and Campaign Coordinator for our Borough Campaign Group. I also serve as a school governor, and as a board member for our local Youth Zone and a men’s mental health charity.
I am a member of Managers in Partnership (part of UNISON) and Christians on the Left.
Please also nominate Akehurst, Baxter, Duale, Prashar, Singh Josan, Thomas & Wimbury.


Abdi Duale

Membership Number

L1396053

Candidate Statement

In 2022, I became the first black man elected to our NEC, and since then I have put the voices of CLPs and members at the forefront of the NEC. As well as focusing all of our efforts to unite our party to win the General Election and elect Keir Starmer as our next Prime Minister.
This year, our country is at a crossroads, with the possibility of a Labour Government the nearest it’s been in 14 years. We have made significant progress to change our party, so we can, in turn, win power and change our country. Now is not the time to undo that work and that’s why I am seeking your support to re-elect me to our party’s National Executive Committee.
As a former organiser in battleground seats, I have a track record of running successful campaigns. During my time on the NEC, I have used my experience to ensure no stone remains unturned in the pursuit of winning the General Election.
I am a member of the Fabian Society, Co-op Party, and a member of GMB Union’s London Regional Committee.
Supported by Labour To Win. Please also support Akehurst, Baxter, Davies, Josan, Prashar, Thomas and Wimbury.


Amanat Gul

Membership Number

L1197018

Candidate Statement

My name is Amanat Gul and humbly extend my request for your valued support in upcoming NEC membership election 2024. I am standing to be your candidate for the Labour NEC, I like to raise an effective voice for the ordinary members who want Labour in power.


David Littlefair

Membership Number

L1162157

Candidate Statement

Dear Members,

I want to make Labour:

– More working class
– Less concentrated in cities
– An institution that is in touch with Leave voters

Thanks for considering me again as an independent, non-slate affiliated candidate for the NEC.

In 2019 I set up Labour Beyond Cities – trying to address Labour’s bias toward liberal metropolitan professionals by moving resources to our red wall swing seats.

In 2023 I started a campaign in Labour to ensure Labour picks working class and blue collar workers to be MPs. Currently only 8 of our PPC selections come from a background in blue collar work. We are becoming the ‘On-behalf of Labour party’, and I think that’s wrong.

You can see the 2023 Conference panel I ran, ‘Breaking Labour’s Class Ceiling’ here:

If you’d like a non-factional NEC member who:

* Will work to ensure Labour is a place where working class people can become MPs

* Who thinks regional inequality is the biggest indicator of life outcomes in the country

* Thinks Labour needs to be a party of big utilitarian change rather than niche identity politics issues

* Sticks up for towns and coastal regions and the people who live in them- give me your vote!

Join my mailout here: www.labourbeyondcities.co.uk
Argue with me on twitter here: www.twitter.com/labbeyondcities


Jacob Olaniya

Membership Number

L3092175

Candidate Statement

I am pleased for this opportunity that has been given to me to apply and represent our team Labour Party. However, this would give me the better ability and chances to provides the excellent services for the people of our communities of our Great Britain. I would have a great opportunities to provide helps and support our members and leaders of our team. This would be a better position to help our Labour Party to win and secure the no10.


Anu Prashar

Membership Number

L1207708

Candidate Statement

I’m Anu Prashar, equality campaigner, trade unionist and hardworking Labour activist. We’ve changed our party and I will make sure that change continues.

But our mission isn’t just about winning elections, it’s about reshaping our country for the better. I’ll keep our focus razor-sharp on creating green jobs and rebuilding public services.

Growing up on a council estate in an immigrant family, my dad, a ‘postie’ and my mum, a factory worker, I saw how Labour in power can transform lives.

As CLP Chair and LCF Secretary, I’m committed to providing the right local support so every member can contribute to our mission.

From day one in my first job I joined the union, and I’ve fought tooth and nail for workers rights as a vocal activist in UNISON. I will protect the trade union link, the backbone of our movement.

I’m BAME officer of LGBT+ Labour and Chair of UNISON’s regional LGBT+ committee. As an Asian lesbian I’ve spent my life battling for equality and I will bring the same determination to rooting out discrimination in our party and creating opportunity for all.

Please also consider voting for Akehurst, Baxter, Davies, Duale, Singh Josan, Thomas and Wimbury.


Mish Rahman

Membership Number

L0137964

Candidate Statement

As a working-class man of Bangladeshi heritage, whose father campaigned against the National Front, I am a committed anti-racist bringing my commitments to equality and justice onto the NEC since I was first elected in 2020. I have:

Opposed the selection stitch-ups and crackdowns on democracy and due process that have become common in our Party

Pressured the leadership to fully implement the Forde Report

Opposed all discrimination including Islamophobia, anti-semitism, homophobia, sexism, and transphobia without fear or favour.

Spoken out against the indiscriminate killing of innocents in the Israel-Palestine conflict and founded the Labour For a Ceasefire Now campaign.

Regularly reported back via online calls, articles and social media

Worked collaboratively to introduce new equalities structures, including a BAME Members’ Structure which the leadership ditched.

With a General Election looming, I will work to deliver an election-winning Party which will change the lives of millions for the better.

That means supporting popular policies like a Green New Deal, public ownership, repealing anti-trade union laws, advancing migrants’ rights, defending human rights across the world and internationalist solidarity.

I am proud to be supported by the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance and Momentum. Please also support Jess Barnard, Gemma Bolton, and Yasmine Dar.


Kaz Self

Membership Number

A005911

Candidate Statement

I joined the Labour Party in 1988 at the peak of Thatcherism, when attacks on worker’s rights and civil liberties were commonplace. I never thought I would see a worse Tory Government, but here we are in 2024 and the right-wing extremists are in charge. The folly of Tory Party politics is now laid bare before us, with a dentistry crisis, a housing crisis, a cost-of-living crisis and NHS waiting lists at record levels.

My Labour Party is one that is inclusive, diverse and representative of our society. I have no time for those who are just here to create division, those who are driven by the purity of their politics. Labour needs to be pluralistic and the NEC needs to reflect that. I believe Labour has moved in the right direction to become electable, but it is too far detached from its working class roots.

I am the CLP secretary for Bristol North West. In this constituency we know how to win, we did it in 2017 and again in 2019. I am also running as a Bristol councillor candidate in May. I am a member of Open Labour and a proud trans woman.


Jane Thomas

Membership Number

A784581

Candidate Statement

This is a general election year and a chance to finally end 14 disastrous years of Tory government. We simply can’t afford any more of this, certainly not my children, my friends and my community.

It’s why I’ve been out on the doorstep day in, day out in Sheffield and across the UK and will continue to do so throughout this year and the next. It’s why I’m a member of Yorkshire and Humber regional Board. Why I’m delighted to be Co Director of Labour to Win. Why I led the successful selection and election of Labour’s first mayor in South Yorkshire.

I was formerly Head of the England Team at Friends of the Earth. I remain committed to the green agenda, to devolution and to closer ties with Europe.

We need to focus. This is not the time to be riven with internal battles. The next few years won’t be easy. It’s vital we focus on the main prize of a second [and third] term; winning in our devolved nations; having Labour mayors in place; and crucially – strong Labour councils up and down the country.

Please also nominate Akehurst, Baxter, Davies, Duale, Prashar, Josan, Wimbury


Mary Wimbury

Membership Number

A555105

Candidate Statement

Labour’s focus must be on getting into Government to tackle the cost of living crisis and climate change, alongside rebuilding public services.We also need NEC reps who will constructively challenge on behalf of ordinary members.

To win power in Westminster we need to take back and hold the rural and coastal seats and small towns we held 20 years ago. Such areas are under-represented at Labour’s top table. I’m a Constituency Secretary in North Wales but joined the party as a teenager in Kent and have been an officer and an activist in Yorkshire and London. I understand how the party works – warts and all. I’m a former parliamentary candidate, General Election Agent, Local Campaign Committee Chair, CLP Chair and Women’s Officer. I’m on the NEC of our sister party, the Co-op Party, trustee of a national education charity and my day job is running a social care organisation. I’m a member of Community Union and the GMB. I know what’s needed for good governance and if elected I’d uphold high standards, be accessible to members and report back regularly.

Contact: [email protected] or 07958 521344
Please also support Akehurst, Baxter, Davies, Duale, Prashar, Singh Josan and Thomas


John Wiseman

Membership Number

L0023586

Candidate Statement

As a Labour activist for over 25 years, I have held the positions of CLP Chair, Secretary, Vice-Chair One and Two, TULO and many others. As a local councillor for over six years, I was able to take part in the scruitiny process as well as represent my community as a local Governor of three schools. As a chair of scruitiny as well as the Labour group for my council and Liverpool City Region Transport Committee, I was seen as a leader, facilitating policy discussions. As an active member of Unite’s National Political Committee, I believe trade unions must be at the centre of policy making in the party. Also as a former member of the National Policy Forum, I have contributed to policy ahead of general elections. As a regional executive/board member of the party in the North West for many years i have dealt with the positives and negatives of democracy i. Overall I feel we need representatives that listen and deliver for their members. I promise to communicate on regular basis encourage more diversity in representation in all levels in our party and overall be accountable. Be wise, nominate and vote for John Wiseman.


Sidi El Barnaoui

Membership Number

L3122810

Candidate Statement

The Labour Party is the party of Britain, with our promises, Britain will be a better to live. However, it also needs the right people. And perhaps it’s even more important to attract the right youth. That’s why I’m putting myself forward to be the NEC Youth Representative. I believe I have what it takes and what is wanted in a young individual to fulfill this role.


Elsie Greenwood

Membership Number

L1243506

Candidate Statement

I am standing to be re-elected as your youth representative on a strong record and with a plan for the term ahead.
My record:
– I have been accessible and accordingly always advocate in the interest of young members.
– At the NPF I submitted motions on climate change, housing, LGBT+ rights and voter-ID.
– I supported changes to make our party outward facing and ready for government.
– I worked with trade unions, ensuring the voices of young trade unionists were heard
– I repeatedly raised issues of sexual harassment and the need to safeguard young members.
– I am a campaigner. I am not afraid to do the hard work. I attended numerous by-elections and regularly go out doorknocking
My plan:
This is simple – continue building a party fit for power. Ensure our party is ready to fight and win the next election.
I will continue to advocate for young members and if we are lucky enough to form the next government, I will ensure we have young people’s interests at the heart of all we do.
Nominate, and vote for Elsie Greenwood for a reliable and driven campaigner on Labour’s NEC


Henry Kicinski-Mason

Membership Number

L3001331

Candidate Statement


Oliver Kurt

Membership Number

L3114473

Candidate Statement

I believd that I am a sting contender to be a youth representative for the NEC. I am 16 years of age and currently study government and politics, philosophy, and history and would like to pursue a career in politics standing with the labour party in which I have been a member of for six months. I am also currently completing work experience at my local council and shadowing a labour councillor there.


Leighton Sealeaf

Membership Number

L3120113

Candidate Statement


MUSATPHA B. ZAMAAN

Membership Number

L3095247

Candidate Statement

I am, the BAME officer of Milton Keynes Central Labour Party, seeking nomination for BAME representative within the NEC. I stand on the principles of equality, justice, and empowerment for all. My candidacy is fueled by a profound commitment to addressing the unique challenges faced by Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities. I recognise the systemic injustices that persist in our country specially under the 14-year Tory government, and pledge to be an advocate for change within our party and society at large.
Drawing from my personal experiences and the voices of those I represent, I aim to bring an understanding of the issues affecting BAME individuals to our party’s agenda. From tackling racial inequality in education, employment, healthcare, and housing, I will champion policies that promote inclusivity and opportunity for every member of our diverse society.
I am dedicated to fostering dialogue and collaboration within the Party to ensure that the voices of BAME members are not only heard but actively incorporated into decision-making processes. Together, let us work towards building a party that reflects the true diversity of our great country and stands as a beacon of progress and solidarity for generations to come.


Christopher Knight

Membership Number

L1514624

Candidate Statement

I am writing to express my interest in the position of BAME Officer. I firmly believe that I have the necessary skills and experiences to contribute effectively to this role. I am a union activist and sit on the TUC National Executive Council as the BAME representative.
With a strong background in diversity and inclusion initiatives, I have developed a deep understanding of the challenges faced by BAME individuals in various settings. My experience as a prison officer has allowed me to engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds and advocate for their rights and needs.
Furthermore, I possess excellent communication and organizational skills, which are essential for the role of a BAME Officer. I am confident in my ability to effectively represent the interests and concerns of the BAME community and to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all, giving everyone the opportunity to have their voice heard.
I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to support and empower the BAME community, and I believe that my passion, dedication, and professional approach would make me a valuable asset to the role of BAME Officer.
Thank you for considering me for the position and I look forward to meeting you.


Zafran Pervez

Membership Number

L1963848

Candidate Statement

As a British South Asian student at the university of Leeds, I want to represent my community and others like me in this role. I want to be a voice for all ethnic minority communities by bringing their concerns to light. For too long I have experienced the symptoms of race consciousness and feeling as through I don’t belong or deserve the things that I have achieved, which is why I want to be a living example to especially younger people in minority communities to tell them that they are able to chase their dreams and aspirations and to never give up. Growing up, Barack Obama has been a role model for me because he looks like so many of us, and in turn I want to be that role model for so many young people who feel unrepresented.


Membership Number

L3120113

Candidate Statement


Andrew White

Membership Number

L1781238

Candidate Statement


National Constiutional Committee

Leighton Sealeaf

Andy Furlong

Membership Number

A511333

Candidate Statement

Rules-based institutions are crucial for fostering stability, fairness and social progress. The Labour Party is no exception.

Our rules and constitution provide a framework for consistent decision-making, ensuring accountability, and preventing arbitrary power. Inevitably, these rules will sometimes be challenged and tested, hence the importance of our National Constitutional Committee (NCC).

I seek election based on 40 years of continuous, active party membership. I have served at every level, including Branch, Constituency, Regional Executive and National Policy Forum. I have been elected councillor and a parliamentary candidate.

I have extensive experience of selection panels, local government appeals, and disciplinary investigations. I have been the appointed NEC representative for several parliamentary selections, always acting fairly and impartially as per the rulebook.

As a professional scientist with senior leadership experience in manufacturing and the voluntary sector, I firmly believe in evidence-based decision-making. This, coupled with my deep commitment to fairness, equality, justice, and the principles of democratic socialism, provides a strong match with the qualities and competencies required of a member of the NCC.

I am a member of Swansea West CLP, GMB, Co-op Party, Fabians, Scientists for Labour and Labour Business.

Please also nominate Brahampreet Kaur, Sionedd-Mair Richards and Arooj Shah.


Brahmpreet Gulati

Membership Number

L1938735

Candidate Statement

As a 23-year-old, Indian female, coming from a working-class background there have been many challenges growing up. Whether that be my parents working day and night to make a living or escaping educational challenges. To even being told I wouldn’t make it to university.

All odds are against individuals like me, but I graduated in Religion, Politics and Society from King’s College London and am currently working in national security.

I strongly believe that it is my responsibility to ensure that individuals are not held back in society often due to the unfair circumstances around them. I understand and will continue to represent the values of the Labour Party which are fundamental to ensuring everyone has a fair chance.

I will bring objectively and fairness and a commitment to upholding Labour’s rules and high standards of behaviour to hearing cases as an NCC member.

Achievements:

KCL BAME OFFICER
Leicester Young Labour BAME Officer
Leicester Young Labour co- Chair
Future Candidates Programme graduate

Please also nominate:

Andy Furlong
Sioned Mair Richards
Arooj Shah


Ms Sioned-Mair Richards

Membership Number

A558860

Candidate Statement

I joined the Labour Party (in the early 90s) to see a fairer Britain. I knew only Labour had the values to make this happen. There was Tory sleaze at the time, there is Tory sleaze now. And it has got worse. Cronyism, the special COVID contracts. They stink. The Tories say “Oh they’re all the same”. We need to show we’re not; that integrity and transparency are our watch words.

As a Sheffield City Councillor I was Group Chief Whip. I chaired the Audit & Standards Committee for three years and also that of the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority. In these roles I led complex enquiries into complaints made about both councillors and officers & sorted them out.

Discipline in the Party has to be fair and seen to be fair. It also needs to be undertaken in a timely manner. We cannot have people hanging around waiting for their case to be dealt with. I want to bring my experience and commitment to push to make this happen.

Please nominate and vote for me in the CLP section of the NCC and also nominate and vote for Andy Furlong, Brahmpreet Kaur and Arooj Shah.


Arooj Shah

Membership Number

L0042486

Candidate Statement

Arooj Shah (L0042486)

I am currently in my second year as Chair of the National Constitution Committee. I’m also the Leader of Oldham Council, and previously served as a Commissioner on Gordon Brown’s Commission on the UK’s Future.

As we approach a General Election this year, it is so important that the Labour Party is ready to govern, and its crucial that our rules are followed by our members and that any issues are dealt with robustly and fairly. I believe my record as NCC Chair shows my willingness to do this and to help create a Labour movement we can all be proud of and one that the public trusts to be Britain’s Future.

Please also nominate :
Richards
Gulati
Furlong


National Policy Forum

Kelly Duddridge

Membership Number

L1801850

Candidate Statement

I am looking to join the NPF to play my part in shaping Labour policy to build up to & secure a second term. We will need 10 years to resuscitate our public services.
Attending several conferences as CLP delegate gave me a thirst for the finer details of policy development & I want to help bring change that improves the lives of many who are struggling.

I am committed to seeing Labour win this coming election because far too much hope and necessity for change depend on us ending 14 years of Tory misery.

Being at the raw end of Tory austerity, I believe voices like mine are beneficial to making sure that those on low incomes, or none, are remembered, represented, & respected in our policy-making while maintaining a pragmatic approach.

As a council estate mother of 4, I see how Tory priorities have negatively affected the experiences & prospects of our children. As a councillor, I see how they’ve decimated community services.

Time to stop surviving & start thriving!

We need to be sensible, focused & strong to face the tough challenges ahead.
We need to get Britain’s future back

Please also support Neghat Khan, Nathan Oswin, Rory Palmer & Ruby Simpson (Youth place)”


Neghat Khan

Membership Number

L0101522

Candidate Statement

My name is Neghat Khan. For the past 10 years, I’ve been a Nottingham City Councillor leading on areas like communities, education, housing and regeneration. I’m a proud member of the GMB and the Co-op Party. It has been an honour to be your NPF Rep for the past two years, serving as part of the Safe and Secure Communities Policy Commission.

I stood on a platform of engaging with members: listening to your views and putting them at the heart of Labour’s policymaking. I’ve spent two years making this a reality, delivering a manifesto we all can be proud of.

Local government has been under attack from this callous Tory government. Budgets have been slashed, services dismantled, and one in five councils say they could be insolvent by next year. Our next manifesto needs to secure the vital funds our communities and local authorities need.

I want to engage with members and voters across the East Midlands, and on the policy issues that matter to them. Together, we can deliver a Labour victory and Keir Starmer keys to Number 10. I would encourage you to also support Kelly Duddridge, Nathan Oswin, Rory Palmer and Ruby Simpson (Youth Rep).


Matthew Melvin

Membership Number

L3098879

Candidate Statement

With climate change, the challenges (and opportunities) of AI, deepening inequalities, and the rise of populism, the only effective way to counter this is with experience from outside of politics.

As someone who has been in the marketing field for the past five years, I believe in supporting personal data rights and freedoms, as well as safely and responsibly harnessing AI’s potential.

For me, the role technology will play in shaping our society cannot be left to the free market to decide; according to a recent poll, 25% of America’s Gen Z now believe the holocaust is exaggerated. When such topics are as graphic, poignant, and disturbing as the holocaust, it’s no wonder that misinformation breeds – the raw truth is simply not advertiser friendly, and is either removed or not made in the first place. It’s imperative that we, in consultation with trade unions, decide how emerging technology benefits our society before the free market decides for us.

I’m eager to give my voice and experience to the NPF so we can build a safe, green and digital future where everyone benefits. I hope you’ll consider me for this role.


Jacob Olaniya

Membership Number

L3092175

Candidate Statement

I am happy for this great opportunity to apply to represent our team Labour Party for this position of our National Policy Forum CLP Representative of the East Midlands. However, I would have the better chances and more ability to provides supports and helps for our, students and our communities of our Great Britain. This would be a great position for me to be providing the excellent services and campaigns for the Labour Party, for the greater supports for our Leaders in the Party to win and secure the no10.


Nathan Oswin

Membership Number

L0117251

Candidate Statement

If we’re to make the most of the chance to serve in Government we need to harness our members’ knowledge and experience to help create policy.

For two years I’ve worked with members to do just that, putting forward motions on our NHS, Europe, Justice, Energy and Equalities.

I’m asking you to vote for me to continue to fight for you, your priorities and to ensure Labour delivers a better future for our East Midlands.

Austerity has ravaged our country, decimating our public services and seen inequality grow. I’ve been fighting against this for over a decade, campaigning with those bereaved by Covid, a Trustee for Hillsborough Law and now fighting for working people with the TUC at the Covid Inquiry.

The East Midlands has always been bottom of the list when it comes to investment, to really change things round here, Labour will need to recognise this cannot keep being the case. That’s what I’ll be making the case on.

We need pragmatic but ambitious plans, grounded in our members’ lived experiences to really make change happen. That’s how you rebuild Britain and the East Midlands.

Please also support Neghat Khan, Kelly Duddridge, Rory Palmer & Ruby Simpson (Youth place).


Rory Palmer

Membership Number

L0001989

Candidate Statement

Over these past two years the National Policy Forum has finalised a policy platform that will renew our country and build a better future; a policy programme that is ambitious and deliverable, showing that Labour is ready to govern again.

With over ten years experience as a National Policy Forum rep (as a regional rep & as a Member of the European Parliament) I have ensured the views of East Midlands’ members, CLPs, trade unions & affiliates have been heard through our policy-making process and reflected in the final year policy document agreed at last year’s Conference.

Working with trade union colleagues, I’ve helped secure a commitment to the Dying to Work campaign in our policy platform; a campaign that seeks to strengthen employment rights for workers with a terminal illness and which started here in the East Midlands. In previous NPF cycles I worked on key policies including the Living Wage, social housing, legal aid, climate policy and local control of bus services.

Please consider supporting me: I bring significant experience, a commitment to ensuring the National Policy Forum’s work is accessible to members and a track record representing East Midlands members.

There can be no complacency as the General Election approaches.
Winning elections is how we change lives. I want to work with party members across our region to shape policy to win a Labour Government and to keep Labour in Government.
I would also encourage you to support Kelly Duddridge, Neghat Khan, Nathan Oswin & Ruby Simpson (youth place).


Hayden Wilkinson

Membership Number

L3110666

Candidate Statement

I believe that I am able to take the priorities of the region into effect as I have spoken to people across the east midlands and many have said they want younger representation as they understand the issues young people face and that is something I can do.

I will do my best to focus on helping both families and business in the cost of living crisis, cleaning up our streets from both flytipping and crime but also providing support to education, transport and road maintenance.


Luke John Davies

Ruby Simpson

Membership Number

L1920820

Candidate Statement

We need the next Labour government to be brave and bold, delivering the changes that are desperately needed after years of Tory neglect.

The Tory policy of levelling up has failed our generation. Whether you live in a city or a rural town like me, there are so many challenges that we face. Only a Labour Government can offer us the solutions, but they need to hear our views and priorities.

As an activist in our Party, I know the passion and drive us young members have for building a better future and I want to bring that to the National Policy Forum. I am both a grassroots activist and national advocate, as Vice Chair of both my CLP and the Co-operative Party’s National Youth Committee. I have connected members across our movement, and I will bring this to my work on the NPF. I will listen and act because all of our voices deserve to be heard.

If you want someone who will stand up for you and make sure the next Labour Government delivers the future we deserve, vote for Ruby Simpson.

I would also encourage you to support Kelly Duddridge, Neghat Khan, Nathan Oswin and Rory Palmer.


Louise Chinnery

Membership Number

L0077791

Candidate Statement

I have been a Labour Party activist all my life and am the Chair of Mid Bedfordshire CLP. I was proud to play my part in our historic by-election victory and to see the big difference our Labour MP is already making to our community.

As a UNISON National
Officer, I campaign on behalf of tens of thousands of support staff in the NHS, who under difficult circumstances, keep the NHS running every day. I have seen first hand the impact of Tory neglect and the cost-of-living crisis. If elected I will endeavour to help shape Labour Party policy to ensure the NHS is put back on its feet and public services are fit for the future.

Labours new deal for working people will be the most radical reform of workers rights in a generation. It will be transformative and provide workers with the meaningful rights and protections they deserve.

As the parent of an autistic child, my family have experienced the brunt of austerity. I will engage through the NPF to ensure that parents and kids with specials educational needs have a voice in much needed reform of the current system.

Please also nominate Alex Mayer, Richard Howitt and Adam Fox.


Adam Fox

Membership Number

L0093669

Candidate Statement

I have been a Labour Party member for 20 years and in that time I have been a Labour Councillor and Labour Group Leader in local government. I’m a proud trade unionist. In my local party I have held various roles including CLP Secretary and CLP Chair.

As a local councillor I put Labour Party policy into practice – building new council houses, tackling the climate emergency and supporting our local high street. I want to help further develop policies like these so that we transform the lives of ordinary people after 14 years of Tory disaster. We need to develop policy not just for the first year of a Labour government but for the next decade and more so that we can rebuild our country.

I promise to engage with members and ensure that over the coming years Labour continues to develop policies that support ordinary working people across our region. I have campaigned across the region and I will make myself available to Labour members in the East so that I represent your views on the National Policy Forum and ensure that members’ voices are heard.

Please also nominate Louise Chinnery, Richard Howitt and Alex Mayer.


Alex Mayer

Membership Number

A975337

Candidate Statement

Winning is tantalisingly close.

For 14 long years we have been held back by mean-spirited and incompetent Tories.

We desperately need a Labour Government to make our part of the world the best it can be. To achieve that we must win back seats across our region. That needs a brilliant Labour manifesto that reflects the concerns of residents where we live and draws on the expertise of you – our members.

If re-elected to the National Policy Forum I’ll work with you to develop a strong regional policy. Our policy-making should be outward looking, where we seek ideas and expertise from a huge range of people, and where there is space for robust debate. You need and deserve more involvement. At every stage I’ll fight for the process to be transparent and accessible to CLP members.

I’ve been a Labour and trade union activist for 25 years, campaigning in every CLP across our brilliant region. I’m experienced at policy making and proudly served as your MEP.

I’ve never minded speaking truth to power and I promise that on the NPF I will always stand up for CLP voices, not the ‘Westminster bubble’.

Let’s get Britain’s future back. Let’s win.


Sam Carling

Membership Number

L1920596

Candidate Statement

We need strong representation for the Eastern Region to ensure that our policies are targeted to address the unique issues we face, as well as providing an ambitious national alternative to this horrific Tory government that we can deliver on if elected. I have the skills and experience to provide that representation, and I’ll do so while maximising involvement from members across our region.

Using my experience as a researcher working in biological science, I’ll champion the need for a Labour government to support research and development, driving economic growth and promoting innovation while creating new industries and jobs.

As a councillor and cabinet member within my council, I have a strong awareness of the immense financial pressures currently facing local government, and the cuts being made to frontline services nationally as a result. I’ll argue for better funding of local government to reverse this decline and allow councils to work hand in hand with a Labour government to realise our national vision. And as a firm supporter of the trade union movement (and proud GMB member), I’ll back policies which progress workers’ rights across all sectors.


MD Kawsar Ahmed

Membership Number

L3123255

Candidate Statement


Rezina Chowdhury

Membership Number

L0138818

Candidate Statement

Since 2014 I have been a councillor in an inner London borough. I am also a social researcher with over 20 years policy development experience. If re-elected, I will continue to ensure local government is clearly represented on the NPF.
As a social researcher I am passionate about public engagement, opinion gathering and consultation. I have developed policy in public health, local government, housing, VAWG and education.
I have been a Labour member and campaigner since 1987. I managed Party polling and the monthly message polls for the Labour Strategy Unit for two years, informing our election campaign strategies. By understanding the issues that mattered to the electorate, I communicated Party policy in a way that resonated with voters and members.
I have held the offices of Group Chair, Chief whip and Secretary. I am a member of GMB, Unison and the Co-op party.
If re-elected to the NPF I will report regularly to London councillors ensuring they continue to play an active policy development role.
By supporting me you will have an experienced, enthusiastic NPF rep, passionate about winning a Labour Government.
I would also encourage you to support Sara Conway, Bora Kwon, Abdi Mohammed and Hollie Wright.


Sara Conway

Membership Number

L1468535

Candidate Statement

I’m honoured to be a local councillor in Burnt Oak and Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Resident Participation in Barnet’s first Labour Council administration. I’m also Chair of the Safer Communities Partnership Board and a member of the GMB, Unison, the Fabian Society and JLM.

I have 30 years’ experience from the creative, commercial and community sectors, bringing people together to develop and deliver transformative policies and initiatives. I continue to learn constantly from, and really enjoy working with, the local VCFS, including as a trustee at Sebby’s Corner (providing essentials for children in need), the Artsdepot theatre, and the Jewish Volunteering Network, and as a member of Nisa-Nashim Muslim-Jewish Women’s Network; and supporting local residents’ community and environmental groups.

As a member of the Greater London Authority Civic Futures fellowship alumni I’m part of a policy development network bringing local government and civic society together to build and test ideas to help London’s recovery.

I’m standing for the NPF to help share learning and build this collaborative spirit and communities focus into policy discussion and development across London, listening to and working with local party members.

Please also nominate: Chowdhury, Kwon, Mohammed and Wright.


Jack

Membership Number

L1965328

Candidate Statement


Bora Kwon

Membership Number

L1212405

Candidate Statement

I’m standing to be an NPF member to offer my services and experience as a Labour party member, activist, and councillor in this crucial time as we head towards a general election.
I joined the party 12 years ago, in the midst of the Tory-Lib Dem coalition years when I could see that the direction the country was going in was leaving behind huge parts of our society, and in the intervening years we have only seen things get worse. I have been a councillor in a London borough since 2018, where I currently serve as the Cabinet Member, and have seen how Labour policies in action can truly change lives.

As a general election approaches, our policies will be under scrutiny by the public so as a party and movement it’s vital that Labour presents a credible, inspiring and hopeful vision to the country. If elected as an NPF member I will report back and work with CLPs to enable members to contribute to our policy making process.

Please also nominate Rezina Chowdhury, Sara Conway, Abdi Mohammed.


Abdi Mohamed

Membership Number

L1221935

Candidate Statement

I am standing for the National Policy Forum because I am committed to representing the varied experiences and values of our members, ensuring that our policies are inclusive and effective in addressing the challenges facing our communities.

Having worked in local government, in Parliament and now for a national charity, I want to use my experience of policy development and implementation to help our party develop compassionate, detailed and robust policy. I have a track record of campaigning and winning in various policy areas, from children’s rights to disability policy.

As a year-round campaigner, I’m passionate about listening and acting on conversations with members of our party and with residents from being on the doorstep when canvassing. I want to use this experience as your delegate on the National Policy Forum.

As your delegate, I commit to:

– Provide a regular members’ update
– Presenting and reporting back during CLP meetings
– Work with members and parties to develop ideas

Please also support Rezina Chowdhury, Sara Conway and Bora Kwon.


Eleni Barrett

Membership Number

L3100004

Candidate Statement

My name is Eleni Barrett. I am the ideal candidate for this role. Not only have I lived in London all my life, but my grandparents who emigrated from Cyprus, Ghana and Ireland also settled in this great area.

I have a keen interest in politics. I am proactive and have a proven track record in engaging the youth in politics through my position as the Communications Lead for the Kingston and Richmond Youth Council and as Youth Officer in my CLP. In these roles I have organised meetings, created and delivered initiatives, presented to stakeholders and spoken with ‘apathetic’ voters.

I have spoken with MPs from all sides of the political spectrum and I feel that I possess the correct balance of being able to work with both adults and young people. I also have good knowledge and experience of community engagement and a great work ethic.

Membership Number

A020225

Candidate Statement

In 2011 I fought the “unwinnable” seat of Sandbach Heath and East and won by 6 votes.
Now the seat has a Labour majority of 140 and I am the first ever Labour Leader of Cheshire East Council. I am passionate about tackling climate change and in May 2019, under my leadership, the council committed to being carbon neutral by 2025 and has a detailed Carbon Neutral Action Plan.
I believe in fairness and putting people before profit- that’s why I’m a Labour and Co-op councillor. I want to put those values into practice in developing Labour policies.
I went to the best school in the country (Manchester Grammar School) and the best university in the world (Oxford). I paid no university tuition fees and received a government grant to cover my living expenses. I want others to have the opportunities that I have had.
By profession I am a chartered accountant and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, so I also have the technical expertise of dealing with tax policy and analysing legislation.
Please also vote for Connor Dwyer, Nathalie Nicholas and Claire Reid
Contact [email protected]
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Mobile number 07960 248553


Connor Dwyer

Membership Number

L1342067

Candidate Statement

As we look to put country first and enter government, it is vital our policy represents the needs of ordinary people across the whole country.

I work in higher education and have experience working in further education and population policy. Through experience, I have a keen interest in local government services, and a personal interest in rail and energy policy.

I grew up in a breadline single parent household. Social housing and council services prevented my homelessness as a child and helped me through my education. I understand the importance of public services, local government and a supported state education system for opportunity and quality of life. I want my experiences and expertise to help bring informed policy discussion on education, public services, and local government to the party.

I have been a campaigning Labour member for 9 years, working in Council and Parliamentary elections and by-elections across the country, and in 2023 gained Sharoe Green on Preston City Council for Labour aged 24. I’m proud to be an active member of UNISON and the Co-operative Party. It would be my honour to serve the North West on the NPF. Please also nominate Sam Corcoran, Nathalie Nicholas & Claire Reid.


Ghislaine Moutima

Membership Number

L3123623

Candidate Statement

My name Ghislaine Moutima for Government Labour party candidate nominated for this ; I’ come to teg we jobs the hand changed their own needs in we country Britain is very helpful country like youngest older children or disability people that Labour party candidate nominated needs to take advantage to their needs ; vote Labour party to make You happy with finances NHS Because we’re just to transform we country and take that in we hand.


Nathalie Nicholas

Membership Number

L0116079

Candidate Statement

I am seeking your vote to serve as one of your NPF representatives for another term. I served on the National Policy Forum (NPF) for 2022-2023 on the Public Services that work from the start of the policy commission. I had the opportunity to work with other Labour members and union representatives on the Labour work plan. As a nurse with over 22 years of experience, I shared my knowledge and skills as an NPF representative to help contribute to the Labour Party policies and manifesto. I was invited to CLPs meetings in the Northwest and shared information on our work in the NPF. I believe policy development in the Labour Party must involve members, local parties, trade unions, socialist societies, elected representatives, and the wider community. Members should be able to help shape the Party’s policy agenda. Policymaking is one of the most critical things in the Labour Party; our policies should reflect the people, encompass social justice and social value to promote equity. I am a UNISON member and passionately believe we are stronger united and have a pivotal role in developing Labour Party policies. I would be delighted to receive your vote for National Policy Forum.
Please also vote Sam, Corcoran, Connor Dwyer and Claire Reid


Claire Reid

Membership Number

L0046816

Candidate Statement

There has never been a more vital time to make sure Labour Party policy is based on both social justice and financial integrity.

We as members, Trade Unionists, Councillors and MPs are facing the fight of our lives at the next General Election, and one that could see us have a Labour Prime Minister for the first time in nearly two decades.

My 14 years (and counting!) as Labour Councillor for Denton South has showed me how much our communities desperately need the change that only a Labour Government can bring.

We have one chance to put forward a manifesto that is both steeped in the fairness that I know us members so passionately defend, but one than can also see Keir Starmer elected to Downing Street.

For the past two years I have relished the opportunity to help do exactly this as one of your North West CLP reps on the National Policy Forum.

I would be honoured to continue to represent you through this crucial process and would be delighted to again receive your vote for NPF Representative.

Please also vote for Sam Corcoran, Connor Dwyer and Nathalie Nicholas.


Leighton Sealeaf

Membership Number

L3120113

Candidate Statement


John Wiseman

Membership Number

L0023586

Candidate Statement

As a Labour activist for over 25 years, I have held the positions of CLP Chair, Secretary, Vice-Chair One and Two, TULO officer, and many more. As a local councillor for over six years, I was able to take part in the scruitiny process as well as represent my community as a local Governor of three schools. As a chair of scruitiny as well as the Labour group for my council and the Liverpool City Region Transport Committee, I was seen as a leader, facilitating policy discussions. As an active member of Unite’s National Political Committee, I believe trade unions must be at the centre of activity and policy making in the party. Also as a former member of the National Policy Forum, I have contributed to policy ahead of elections. As a regional executive/board member of the party in the North West for many years I have dealt with the positives and negatives of democracy. Overall I feel we need representatives that listen and deliver for their members. I promise to communicate on regular basis encourage more diversity in representation in all levels in our party and overall be accountable. Be wise, nominate and vote for John Wiseman


Leighton Sealeaf

Membership Number

L3120113

Candidate Statement


Luke Henman

Membership Number

L0106437

Candidate Statement

I’m a passionate Labour and trade union activist with a track record of formulating policy in our region.

I joined Labour at 16 and have campaigned hard for our candidates at all levels, including as a Party organiser and, as volunteer campaign co-ordinator in Middlesbrough, leading the award-winning campaign which won back the Mayor’s office in 2023.

I’m an active trade unionist, having worked as a regional official for UNISON. I’ve seen what the Tories have done to public services; the scale of what needs fixing is huge and we need to make sure our Party has the policies to meet that challenge.

I’ve worked at the heart of local government in our region as Mayoral advisor in Middlesbrough – developing policies that deliver on our shared values. I currently work in the social housing sector. I would bring all this experience to the NPF.

Our region was central to past Labour Governments – and should be again. Our members have insights and ideas that will form a winning policy platform and build a better Britain – I’ll make sure their views are represented.

Please also support Georgia Jamieson, Michael Mordey and Melanie Morley, with Jacob Cousens for Youth Rep.


Georgia Jamieson

Membership Number

L0090604

Candidate Statement

I joined Labour and the GMB as a teenager, actively campaigning for Labour across the UK. As an NPF youth representative between 2008-2011, I advocated for mandatory pay audits in the public and private sector; votes at 16 and an equalised minimum wage which would have ensured equal pay for equal work.

I’ve worked in construction and services sectors to promote better opportunities for apprentices, and with educators, trade bodies and businesses to encourage more young girls to pursue STEM qualifications and careers. I’ve led internal colleague networks to improve maternity policies, and pursued changes in policy and attitudes to enable LGBT+ colleagues to be 100% themselves at work. In financial services, I’ve advocated to improve local, regional and national infrastructure to improve connectivity, productivity and job opportunities across the North.

Labour must win the General Election to tackle the cost of living crisis caused by 14 years of chaotic Conservative government. The NPF’s work over the last 4 years will deliver a manifesto that will lead us to win in the polls. We must stay focused on developing policies for Labour’s second term to transform communities across the UK.

Please also nominate Michael Mordey, Luke Henman and Michelle Morley.


Michael Mordey

Membership Number

L0052726

Candidate Statement

I would be honoured to have your support to be one of your representatives on the National Policy Forum from the Northern Region.

I am a member in Sunderland Central CLP and have been an active member of the Labour Party for over 20 years.

I am currently secretary of my local branch and CLP. I have been a local councillor on Sunderland City Council since 2008.

I am standing for election to the NPF as I want to ensure that members across our region have a strong voice within our policy making process. I believe I have the relevant skills and experience to enable me to play an active role on behalf of all members, ensuring that your voice is heard within the NPF.

It is an exciting time to be a member of the Labour Party. The party is only as strong as you our passionate and dedicated members and it would be a privilege to represent you on the NPF.

As well as supporting myself, I would be grateful if you could also support Luke Henman, Georgia Jamieson and Melanie Morley as well as Jacob Cousens for Youth Rep.


Melanie Morley

Membership Number

L1851611

Candidate Statement

I am a hardworking, driven mother of 4 children and grandmother whom grew up in the Royal Air Force living in Germany , however this transient way of life and the sacrifices I saw my father make, took its toll and we moved back to my parents’ home town of Hartlepool, Teesside . I’ve successfully completed the Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate Programme and in May 2022 I was elected as a councillor for the Foggy Furze Ward, Hartlepool. I am currently a committee member for Planning, Finance and Policy, Constitution and a member of the North East Employers’ Forum whilst being an active member of UNISON.

I have a thirst for knowledge and an energy; I achieve results. Previously I worked as a retail shop assistant, domestic violence manager and in the construction industry, I now earn a living as a Legal Aid Court of Protection solicitor; giving the vulnerable a voice when they have been deprived of their liberty .I am a dedicated legal mentor on the North East Solicitor Apprenticeship Programme in conjunction with Northumbria University, offering opportunities to the brightest of students, bridging the gap of inequality whilst enhancing diversity and inclusion.

Please also vote Luke Henman


Jacob Cousens

Membership Number

L1954898

Candidate Statement

As a young person who comes from a single-parent family, I see the devastating impact of the Tories’ vicious austerity programme around me every day. We need a radical Labour government to transform the lives of young people across our country. Young Labour members are the lifeblood of our movement and have a vital role to play in the election of the next Labour government. We need to energise young members to campaign for Labour in every corner of our region and that means working hard to re-establish Young Labour groups and having a genuinely democratic and transparent NPF. Harnessing an active campaigning culture, where Young Labour members are at the forefront of campaigning for genuinely transformational change both inside and outside the party will be essential if we are to win the next general election. Likewise, young members are so much more than just campaigning tools and should have access to a strong package of political education forums from working-class history to trade union education events. I’m proud to be standing alongside a broad coalition of trade unionists and Labour activists committed to winning a Labour government.

Stuart MacLennan

Membership Number

L0050834

Candidate Statement

I have been a Scottish Labour Party activist for over two decades, campaigning in dozens of constituencies the length and breadth of Scotland. For the past seven years, I have served as Secretary of Moray CLP.

As a member of the NPF for the past two years, I have sought to be an effective voice for grassroots members. I have attended every local meeting to which I have been invited, and organised a number of events to ensure that ordinary members have their say in the policy process.

In 2026, we will be fighting elections to the Scottish Parliament. We need to ensure that our party’s platform reflects the Scottish Labour Party’s priorities, and that we are focussed on delivering an agenda to win the Scottish Parliament elections in 2026.

In my professional life, I am an Associate Professor specialising in law and taxation. In addition to being a voice for members, I believe that I bring knowledge and experience of policy development, as well new ideas from the latest policy research to the NPF. I want to use my wide network of academic colleagues to help us develop a modern, bold, ambitious programme for government.


Daniel Ganley

Membership Number

L3122174

Candidate Statement

if I got this role of youth representative Scotland I would make sure young people have the say on who runs the government for this year may general election and the more seats we get we can get rid of the Scottish Tories with your help and keep vote labour and we will do our best to make Scotland a better and cleaner place.


Aaran McDonald

Membership Number

L1446458

Candidate Statement

As a passionate and long-term activist, dedicated Socialist, and committed Trade Unionist, I am excited to throw my hat in the ring for the position of Youth Rep (Scotland) on the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum. My experience within the Third Sector has provided me with a unique perspective on the challenges our communities face, and I am committed to advocating for policies that prioritize social justice, equality, and workers’ rights. I believe in the power of grassroots activism and youth engagement to drive positive change within the Labour Party, and I am eager to represent the voices and aspirations of young people in shaping our party’s policies for a more equitable and inclusive future.


Parmjit Dhanda

Membership Number

A030893

Candidate Statement

Labour in government must draw on our members knowledge and experience on policy to make Britian better. On the National Policy Forum I used my experience as a foot soldier, former MP and minister to influence the national policy document on behalf of our members.
This included successfully moving amendments to: increase our focus on undervalued workers in the primary care sector of the NHS; create a renewed focus on nutritional standards for school meals and ensuring the term ‘institutionalised racism’ was embedded in the final policy document.
I worked with colleagues, shadow ministers, Unite and GMB to ensure that greener aviation fuels were debated and incorporated in policy, and that electoral reform was discussed and not dismissed.
But, at this crucial time, there is much still to be done.
I believe our collective wisdom, ability to compromise and listen – to the electorate and our members alike – could make the coming period a very successful one for our party. If you re-elect me to the National Policy Forum, I will continue to work on policy in an inclusive manner.
Please also nominate Duncan Enright, Pavitar Mann, Sharon Mintoff, and Lundy MacKenzie.


Duncan Enright

Membership Number

A353945

Candidate Statement

Together we can win and transform Britain, putting an end to a decade of Tory failure, aided by Lib Dems in coalition, at huge cost to our country. It falls to Labour again to bring social justice and fairness back to politics.
I am proud of the work we have done on the Policy Forum. Please support me to continue that work. As an Oxfordshire councillor I have applied Labour values to combat key challenges: rampant inequalities, cost of living crisis, climate emergency, decaying democracy. I support our high streets as a bedrock of local economy and society, and to build a new transport system. I fight for new homes including good social housing, and green energy including solar and wind, often against NIMBY pressure from other parties.
On the Policy Forum I supported the best new package for people at work in a generation, alongside union colleagues. I continue to argue for a fairer voting system, as members across the Party asked me to do. I enjoy meeting members across the country, and welcome invitations to come and campaign or discuss policy issues.
Please also nominate Parmjit Dhanda, Pavitar Mann, Sharon Mintoff, and Lundy MacKenzie as Youth Rep.


Oliver Kurt

Membership Number

L3114473

Candidate Statement

I believe that I am a sting contender to be a youth representative for the NEC. I am 16 years of age and currently study government and politics, philosophy, and history and would like to pursue a career in politics standing with the labour party in which I have been a member of for six months. I am also currently completing work experience at my local council and shadowing a labour councillor there.


Pavitar Kaur Mann

Membership Number

L0117309

Candidate Statement

I’ve been a councillor since 2010 and have served as Chair of Scrutiny, Cabinet Member and Deputy Leader of the Council. I am currently Leader of the Labour Group. I am a Parish Councillor and was the parliamentary candidate for Spelthorne in 2019. I proudly serve as Armed Forces Champion and sit on the Pan Berkshire Civil-Military Board. I am a member of GMB and the Co-Operative Party. Additionally, I’ve served on the SE Regional Executive since 2021. I’m active in my CLP, having served as EC and GC delegate and branch secretary. I previously worked as a Campaign Organiser and have campaigned extensively throughout the country. I’m committed to playing my role in securing a Labour government, as that’s the only way to deliver the transformational change that’s required in our country. Labour’s founding principles of equality, fairness and social justice must be at the heart of everything we seek to achieve. I am particularly passionate about housing, increasing the supply, quality and security of homes, embedding the voice of care-leavers and care-experienced people, guaranteeing good quality services to our armed forces and veterans and the increased recognition of the role and benefits of kinship carers.


Sharon Mintoff

Membership Number

L1179873

Candidate Statement

I have served as a Labour councillor for Swaythling on Southampton City Council from 2012 to 2021 and since May 2023, I therefore recognise the importance of a strong Labour presence in local government, to mitigate the damage done to our communities by the Tory government.
As a councillor, I played an active part in the implementation of the Additional Licensing Scheme for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in Southampton, which drove up the standards of said HMOs.
Since May 2023, I have been Chair of the Labour Group, which numbers 37 members (out of 51).
I am a member of Community Trade Union.
I am in my 3rd year as Chair of Romsey & Southampton North CLP.
Please also vote for Parmjit Dhanda, Duncan Enright, Lundy MacKenzie and Pavitar Mann.


Jordan Sears

Membership Number

L1786847

Candidate Statement


Christopher Cuddihee

Membership Number

L1332129

Candidate Statement

I’m standing to support Keir Starmer’s leadership to secure what we all hope will be an extended period of Labour government. I want to see Labour finally become the natural party of power in this country. I live, work and am a party member in Plymouth. I am a member of GMB and the Society of Labour Lawyers. I am a barrister. I intend to speak up for the South-West in National Policy Forum. I want to represent all our South-West members. We all know our region suffers a broken housing market, low pay, poor transport links, and too many young people leave to seek better career and educational prospects elsewhere. We don’t get our fair share here and we need to policies which deliver for the South-West, and which help us win in Cornwall, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Gloucester, Swindon, Bristol, Stroud, and North Somerset. Our region is and will continue to be a key General Election battleground. Please also vote for Judy Wilson, Jude Robinson, Ashley Smith, and also Katie Truman as Youth Representative.


Jude Robinson

Membership Number

A190442

Candidate Statement

I am a Cornwall member, actively campaigning to win Parliamentary seats and support Keir Starmer into government so that we can make our progressive policies a reality, protect our environment and raise standards of living and quality of life. Policy means little without the power to make it happen.
Working with the other South West NPF members on the last cycle, we listened to members and stakeholders to put forward a wide range of policies relevant to local people, on issues from dentistry to biodiversity, from truly affordable homes to supporting the knowledge economy and the potential to invest in renewables across the region.
We held zooms and constituency discussions but in the fourth year of policy development, it was a very short window of engagement and I would like to expand on that work in the first year of the next NPF, which we hope will feed into the next Labour government – and the one after that.
I am a Labour and Co-operative member, a local councillor and have been an active campaigner in Cornwall and the South West since 1990. Please vote also for Ashley Smith, Chris Cudihee, Judy Wilson and Katie Truman (youth).


Ashley Smith

Membership Number

L1890156

Candidate Statement

As a councillor and deputy-leader of my Labour group, I intend to use this platform to find policy solutions to the real issues facing our communities. This experience in local
government, and having served on the NPF for the past two years, empowers me to put members voices at the heart of Labour’s policymaking process.
Last year, I chaired an event at our South West Policy Conference in Taunton – with Kerry McCarthy – looking at environmental and scientific policy. I strongly believe that this sort of event, engaging members, is essential and if elected I will continue to develop member participation.
During my tenure I engaged extensively with charities, business, and academia, to make sure that the Labour Party is able to build a progressive future for our country. Labour must fight the next election with the strongest manifesto possible and prepare for a decade in government. For my part, I wish to continue on the NPF to champion our climate and nature recovery, promote British science to help address these challenges whilst growing the economy, and promote affordable housing for all.

Please support Judy Wilson, Jude Robinson and Chris Cuddihee, alongside Katie Truman as your youth representative.


Judy Wilson

Membership Number

L0131597

Candidate Statement

Fourteen years of Tory government has resulted in a cost of living crisis, working people paying the price of a broken NHS and social care system, disabled people living in poverty and many women prevented from working due to lack of accessible, affordable childcare.

This year we have the chance to start putting that right but if we win, Labour must carry on listening to members to find radical, affordable and workable solutions.

23 years as a trade union representative in Bristol has taught me what we can achieve by working together.

I was proud to represent you last year on a promise to involve more members than ever and support dialogue across our region. As NPF representatives we held local and regional in person and online events. Working with CLP Policy Officers across Bristol and beyond I am taking this forward in a series of policy events.

I listened and raised your priorities in my work commission. We won a significant amendment at the final meeting in July, which now forms the basis of Labour’s commitment to NHS dentistry.

If you support me please also support Chris Cuddihee, Jude Robinson and Ashley Smith plus Katie Truman as Youth Representative.


Alex Hughes

Membership Number

L1934463

Candidate Statement

Hello Labour Party! My name is Alex Hughes and I’m seeking nomination to be the Youth Representative in the South West. I am a 17 year old college student from Taunton who is very passionate about politics and social justice. I am currently studying Politics and have a huge interest in how to make the country better, regionally and nationally. Whilst my time in education, I have been a school councillor, a senior student and have campaigned for victims of sexual assault within schools and inclusivity. I believe I would be a great voice for younger members as our voices are very important as the future of this country. I want to encourage young people and give them the chance to put their problems to the forefront. I have been an active member in the labour party since the age of 14 – attending meetings on anti-semitism and election strategies. I have also been active around Taunton and the South West, it’s a lovely part of the UK and I would love to help improve it in any way I can! I really hope I get to meet more of you and I hope you consider me as your representative. Alex.


Katie Truman

Membership Number

L1878436

Candidate Statement

My name is Katie Truman, my pronouns are she/her, and I’m thrilled to announce I am standing to be the South West Youth Representative on Labour’s National Policy Forum. I come from St Austell in Cornwall, and have lived in Exeter for the past four years, studying a Politics degree there, and now studying a master’s in Public Policy. My time as a student has been crucial in developing my involvement and understanding of the Labour Party, whether that was becoming the Women’s Officer and then Vice President of the University of Exeter Labour Society, attending my first Labour conference, becoming the Women’s Officer for Exeter Young Labour, and getting more involved in canvassing and encouraging many of my peers to campaign for local Labour candidates. These experiences make me a fantastic candidate to be the South West’s Youth Representative. Overall, my priorities are ensuring that I’m a voice for young members in the South West, putting their ideas forward in the forum, particularly focusing on policies to improve mental health provision for young people, and better support for young people during the cost-of-living crisis.


Chris Carter

Membership Number

L1222085

Candidate Statement

I am delighted to be standing as the CLP representative for the National Policy Forum following 15 years of activism. I am currently Vice Chair of Newport West and Islwyn CLP and the Chair of my fantastic local branch, having done the years of the hard yards many activists undergo before putting themselves forward for our NPF.

I am standing because we need to be loud and clear about the future we want for our party and for Wales. I have always approached any elected position in the party from the perspective that I am the voice of members to our party institutions, not the other way around.

I intend to continue that philosophy on the NPF.

By electing strong Welsh voices onto the NPF we can ensure:
• Members ideas form the bedrock of our party whatever the outcome of the next election
• Our policies are robust, practical and radical
• We continue to make the case for Wales and its place in the United Kingdom through our party’s structures and unlock our potential as a nation

Please vote for me, Sian Taylor, Lilith Ferris, and Jess Moultrie and we will continue to be the strong voice our party needs.


Sian Taylor

Membership Number

A534504

Candidate Statement

I have been a Labour member since 1986 and am a member of Swansea West CLP.

I seek re-election to the NPF, having served since 2022. I am proud to have worked on developing a manifesto that can deliver a Labour win in 2024. That’s just the beginning. I want to contribute to policy development with Labour in power.

With Labour in power, we can achieve our aims for a fairer, more equal society.

I bring the experience of a 40+ year career in community nursing and a six-year term as an Oxford city councillor, where I served as group whip and sat on various committees and scrutiny groups. Since retirement, I’ve been a volunteer and trustee for a Wales-wide charity which supports families with children.

Throughout, I have demonstrated a firm commitment to reducing inequalities, but I recognise that national policy must meet the needs of all parts of the UK. The next Labour government must work in partnership with the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and with Labour in local government.

I seek your support alongside Chris Carter, Lilith Ferris and Jess Moultrie. We will work together to provide a positive voice for Welsh members.

 

Rwyf wedi bod yn aelod o Lafur ers 1986 ac yn aelod o PLE Gorllewin Abertawe.

Rwy’n ceisio cael fy ailethol i’r FPC, ar ôl gwasanaethu ers 2022. Rwy’n falch o fod wedi gweithio ar ddatblygu maniffesto a all sicrhau buddugoliaeth i Lafur yn 2024. Dim ond y dechrau yw hynny. Rwyf am gyfrannu at ddatblygu polisi gyda Llafur mewn grym.

Gyda Llafur mewn grym, gallwn gyflawni ein nodau ar gyfer cymdeithas decach, fwy cyfartal.

Rwy’n dod â phrofiad gyrfa 40+ mlynedd mewn nyrsio cymunedol a thymor chwe blynedd fel cynghorydd dinas Rhydychen, lle bues i’n gwasanaethu fel chwip y grŵp ac yn eistedd ar amrywiol bwyllgorau a grwpiau craffu. Ers ymddeol, rydw i wedi bod yn wirfoddolwr ac yn ymddiriedolwr i elusen Cymru gyfan sy’n cefnogi teuluoedd gyda phlant.

Drwy’r cyfan, rwyf wedi dangos ymrwymiad cadarn i leihau anghydraddoldebau, ond rwy’n cydnabod bod yn rhaid i bolisi cenedlaethol ddiwallu anghenion pob rhan o’r DU. Rhaid i’r llywodraeth Lafur nesaf weithio mewn partneriaeth â’r gweinyddiaethau datganoledig yng Nghymru, yr Alban a Gogledd Iwerddon a chyda Llafur mewn llywodraeth leol.

Gofynnaf am eich cefnogaeth ochr yn ochr â Chris Carter, Lilith Ferris a Jess Moultrie. Byddwn yn gweithio gyda’n gilydd i roi llais cadarnhaol i aelodau Cymraeg.


lillith fenris

Membership Number

L1946756

Candidate Statement

“I was motivated to run for the NPF, having been on the receiving end of cruel and discriminatory Tory policies. Not least the dehumanising impact of Universal Credit on young people and the harm caused by their anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric.

I’ve campaigned across the UK, from my hometown of Llanelli in South Wales to Ribble Valley in Northern England. I am passionate about rebuilding the dignity and equality eroded by the Tories. As an elected town councillor in a deprived ward, I have actively volunteered for food banks, raised funds for charities and set up an LGBTQ+ support group. Working closely with colleagues and community partners, I have gone beyond traditional council duties to counter the impact of Tory policies.

Coming from a deprived Welsh community, my experience will prove invaluable for developing practical, sustainable, member-led policy. I will work alongside an elected Labour government in Westminster to implement comprehensive, compassionate policies that change lives. Collaboration with the devolved administrations and local government is vital – this will underpin my approach.

I seek your support alongside Chris Carter, Sian Taylor and Jess Moultrie. We will work together to provide a positive voice for Welsh members.”


Charlotte Davies

Membership Number

L1913295

Candidate Statement

I joined Labour in 2020 at 16, entering a new era under Keir Starmer’s leadership. My grandparents in Barry are trade unionists to their core, influencing my values growing up as they cared for me while my parents worked. I spent 2021 canvassing day and night for Jane Hutt MS, and since then, I have been supporting fantastic Labour candidates in the Vale of Glamorgan, and in Ceredigion. Thanks to devolution, I have benefitted from Labour policies in Wales, such as free milk in key stage 1, free prescriptions, and a fair student maintenance grant.
As I celebrate my 21st birthday in 2024, the fact that the Tories have governed for two-thirds of my life is something I can tolerate no longer. This intensifies my resolve to be a strong voice advocating for policies that address the pressing issues facing my generation. I am determined to contribute to shaping policies that prioritize our needs and aspirations, in co-operation with Young Labour branches across Wales and the elected Chair of Welsh Young Labour. Together, we can ensure Labour’s commitment to positive change from Ceredigion to Cambridgeshire, instilling policies that reflect our values of fairness.


Bethany Thomas

Membership Number

L1796866

Candidate Statement

As a candidate for this position, I bring a unique perspective shaped by my background and experiences. Hailing from a working-class family, I have been a dedicated carer for my disabled mother, navigating the challenges that come with it. As a neurodivergent person and a lesbian, I am passionate about advocating for inclusivity and understanding within the Labour Party.

As the Vice President of Cardiff Labour Students and Disability Officer for Cardiff Young Labour, I actively contribute to fostering a diverse and representative political environment. My involvement extends to drafting motions for my university’s AGM, showcasing my ability to create and scrutinise policies. Additionally, I hold the position of a student senator, further emphasising my commitment to effective governance.

If elected, I am determined to contribute meaningfully to the NPF. I aim to champion policies that protect the vulnerable, promote a greener future, and bolster a robust economy. Drawing from my personal experiences, I will be a critical friend, ensuring that policies address the needs of those often overlooked. My dedication to creating positive change aligns with Labour’s values, and I am eager to leverage my background and skills for the betterment of our party and the community it serves.


Luke John Davies

Membership Number

L0151064

Candidate Statement

I first joined Labour the day after we lost in 2010 and I’ve been active ever since. I serve as the Chair of my CLP and a local Councillor in Smethwick in the Black Country, I’ve also sat on the National Executive Committee of the Fabian Society since 2017. In my everyday life I work in Health Policy for one of the medical Royal Colleges, so policy development is my bread and butter.
During the pandemic I worked on supporting our health worker’s welfare, in particular on mental health support to try to prevent incidents of PTSD amongst NHS staff. At my Council I have advocated strongly for accessibility to services for disabled people – I am myself disabled -and for co-operative housing models as a proud member of the Coop Party. I have led a brand new employee forum at work, putting some of Labour’s New Deal for Working People into practice whilst representing my colleagues as their Unison shop steward.
These experiences give me the expertise to help develop Labour’s policies not only to win power, but to make people’s lives better!
Please also vote for my colleagues Sid Khan, Cathy Parry, Kindy Sandhu and Talia Marie!


Lauren Davison

Membership Number

L1593915

Candidate Statement

I’m standing for W Mids NPF rep to ensure that our policy-making process is as pluralistic as possible.

No wing of the party has a monopoly on good ideas – and if we’re to fundamentally change the country for the better, we’ve got to put factionalism aside. If I’m elected, I will seek to build consensus, help empower members to have their voices heard and be approachable to all.

The West Midlands is key if we are to gain power – and we’ve got to ensure that members across the region are represented – from Stoke-on-Trent to Solihull to Staffordshire Moorlands.

Our region powered the country once – so we need to elect our fiercest advocates who’ll ensure we’re firmly around the table.

From supporting the strengthening of Trade Unions, boosting our manufacturing industries, safeguarding the climate and future-proofing our NHS, I want to play a pivotal role in shaping the policies of the next Labour Government.

It would be an honour to represent our region – I hope you will nominate me.


Cathy Parry

Membership Number

A099157

Candidate Statement

I have dedicated my life to the labour movement. I have been an active member of the Labour Party for over 40 years and an active trade unionist since my first job in retail.

I worked for our party under Neil Kinnock, John Smith and Tony Blair and then worked for the ATL, (now part of NEU) one of the main teaching unions in the UK, delivering for members at every level.

I’ve been an active Branch, CLP and LGC Officer supporting and organising members and currently am a Branch Secretary and CLP Vice-Chair. I’ve run numerous election campaigns and have supported dozens of candidates as their election agent in both national and local elections.

I want to be involved in the National Policy Forum to help develop policies that we can deliver real change in our country. I know that we only win elections when we have the right policies. Policies that reflect our values and respond to the needs of people in our communities who have never needed a Labour government more.

Which is why I’m asking for your support, please also nominate Luke John Davies, Saheed Khan, and Kindy Sandhu.


Kalwinder Sandhu

Membership Number

L1227746

Candidate Statement

In 2018, I was elected Councillor for Earlsdon, in Coventry, a ward considered “unwinnable”, ending 22 years of unbroken Tory wins. In 2022, I retained Earlsdon with 53% of the vote share. I increased my majority by over 700%, against the national swing.

As Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, I am fighting the Tories to stop them from stripping funding from our children’s education and tackle rising energy and inflationary costs. In 2023 I launched my vision for Coventry schools to be part of the UNESCO Schools Network at the Houses of Parliament with MPs, local councillors, schools and UNESCO in attendance.

I have a long-standing track record as a trade union activist. When I held a senior position at a telecommunications company, I maintained my trade union membership. With the union, I democratised pay awards arranged confidence-building training for women engineers and introduced flexible working for all.

Our entitlement to high-quality education and healthcare, decent housing, clean water, reliable transport, and a planet that survives is being eroded by the Tories. I believe the key to winning the next election is to engage with our communities on a daily/weekly basis, rebuilding faith in our party and in our ability to govern.
Please vote for Luke John Davies, Sid Khan, Cathy Parry and Talia Marie (Youth Rep).


Abdulmajid Almasri

Membership Number

L3124430

Candidate Statement

While some may argue that school can be ineffective or even detrimental to children’s well-being due to factors such as rigid structures, standardized testing pressure, and limited focus on individualized learning styles and interests, it’s important to recognize that education plays a crucial role in providing foundational knowledge, socialization opportunities, and critical thinking skills necessary for navigating the world.


Jacob Dyke

Membership Number

L1943707

Candidate Statement


Talia Marie

Membership Number

L1949947

Candidate Statement

I joined Labour in 2021, and since then, the tables have turned for the Tories, however, we must keep up the fight. Being an elected youth councillor for 2 years, I collaborated with many workers in the youth sector. There, I saw first-hand the positive impact that youth services have on young people, but also the cuts the Tories have made, which will only negatively impact young people both now and in the future. I’d push for Labour to put the younger generation on its priorities list.

I’m currently a student at Warwick University and a member of its Labour Party. I’d work hard to listen to the views of the youth in the West Midlands and continue to make politics accessible for all.

Labour winning the next General Election is non-negotiable. From tackling the climate crisis to the mental health crisis, the NPF will continue to push for a Labour manifesto with bold policies to make real positive changes that the everyday citizen will be able to experience. I was 5 when Labour was last in power, so Tory Britain is all my generation has really known, but we deserve better and must get it under Labour.


Muhammad Ahsin

Membership Number

L3114398

Candidate Statement


Lisa Banes

Membership Number

L0150562

Candidate Statement

I am standing once again to be your NPF rep, a role I have held since 2018, to ensure that the voices of Yorkshire members are heard loud and clear around the tables where decisions are made within the party.

I have been an active Labour member since 2010, am Chair of my CLP, a member of Yorks REC and a former Councillor representing a deprived area of Sheffield, As a community worker I have witnessed first hand the damage done to our communities by the Tories, and I am standing in order to play my part in fixing the damage wrought by austerity under a future Labour Government which frankly can’t come soon enough.

As a low-paid single mother of two living in social housing, I am someone who is very underrepresented in our Party’s internal structures. It is important that voices like mine are present in decision making as someone the Labour Party exists to help – “nothing about us, without us”.

Barnsley born and raised, though living in Sheffield, I am very in touch with the needs of towns and rural communities which can be overlooked in decision-making, and I have and will continue to visit every CLP and University Labour Club which invites me to talk about policy, hear your views, and demystify the way that internal party structures work.

Please also support Arif, Rockett and Smart.


Julia Rockett

Membership Number

L1525298

Candidate Statement

I’m an active Labour Party member, work for a Labour MP and campaign across the Yorkshire region as often as I can.

I’m standing for the NPF to give a voice to working class women like me and I know first-hand the struggles people have under the current Tory government. I’m a single mum of 4 claiming Universal Credit, living in rented accommodation and I remember how different things were under the last Labour government. The financial and practical support available was so much better, allowing families to get on and thrive – all swept away by the subsequent coalition and Tory governments.

I know the difference a Labour government will make to millions of people, and I would love the opportunity to help shape the policies that will change lives for the better.

Please also nominate Salma Arif, Lisa Banes, Alice Smart and Lucy Hulme.


Women's Conference Arrangements Committee

Ghislaine Moutima

Membership Number

L3123623

Candidate Statement

My name Ghislaine Moutima ; I’ m Labour party candidate nominated for the youngest and oldest people organisations we like to change we generation more powerful and comfortable and stronger for we country; Britain is we country here more powerful like the people that we need to vote Labour party candidate nominated for the everything best for your life changing.


Rebecca Pawley

Membership Number

L1228300

Candidate Statement

As a dedicated campaigner, women’s officer and voluntary sector leader, I seek your nomination to join the Women’s Conference Arrangements Committee for 2024. The Labour Party has, and always will, lead the way for equal rights and equality for women. It was a female Labour MP, Harriet Harman, who designed and introduced the Equality Act that sought to bring fairness and equal opportunity to modern workplaces and at the same time, shone a light on the unfairness of the gender pay gap. We are the party of the Equal Pay Act and it was our party that supported women with the right to choose, Sure Start Centres and so much more. Despite these positive steps forward, much more needs to be done and we need more strong Labour women in Parliament to deliver. I wholeheartedly support Labour’s plans for the first Women & Equalities Minister, sitting at the heart of government, to ensure women are advocated for in all policy decisions. If elected to the Committee, I will take every opportunity to amplify the voices of all women across the party, including LGBT+, Black, Asian and ethnic minority, and disabled women. I hope that you will support my application. Thank you.


Sophie Rose-Cook

Membership Number

L3091609

Candidate Statement

I am fairly new to the labour party. So far I have only been able to deliver some leaflets and letters but labour needs more representation in all its areas, committees and processes and varied at that. I am female. I am a mum of four from a low/working class background and i am in my 30s. So i feel i would bring something new to proceedings. Anythings worth a try!.